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User Info: Siege

Siege
5 years ago#1
Why does every single game need a tutorial especially when they basically use the same control scheme? O is to duck. X is to jump. R1 is shoot. L1 is aim. Games aren't getting any more complicated and are actually getting shorter, so a lengthy tutorial is pretty unnecessary.
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User Info: xlr81212

xlr81212
5 years ago#2
not every game is a shooter, you know.
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User Info: namethatno1uses

namethatno1uses
5 years ago#3
I love tutorials, getting used to controls takes 10-20 minutes for me. I prefer games to start easy.
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User Info: KainnK19

KainnK19
5 years ago#4
Every game is potentially someone's very first video game. Most of us have been playing for years, but there are new gamers every single day who need to build up their foundations. The control schemes so familiar to us are completely alien to them.
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User Info: arstos

arstos
5 years ago#5
keep the tutorials, just make sure they're not mandatory lol
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User Info: Siege

Siege
5 years ago#6
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.
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User Info: OnslaughtX

OnslaughtX
5 years ago#7
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.

There are controls, and there are mechanics. A good game will teach both in a relatively unobtrusive manner.
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User Info: jubjub360

jubjub360
5 years ago#8
Siege posted...
Are you guys serious? My 4 year old son plays video games and can figure out how to move and duck and shoot just with trial and error. And no, not all games are shooters but most have weapons that shoot. I am playing Ratchet and Clank and guess what? L1 aims, R1 shoots, and X jumps. I would love to meet someone who has never played a single video game in their entire life.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_babies_are_born_every_day_in_the_world

According to this: 490,000 a day. Then you gotta take into consideration how many years it takes for a child to understand the concept of a video game and how to play it.

User Info: Boulder

Boulder
5 years ago#9
Plus you have to include motion controls.
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User Info: CellSound

CellSound
5 years ago#10
I completely agree. Unless of course there is an optional tutorial level.

Otherwise it is a distraction to the immersion of the game.
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